I started my canvas by applying a thin coat of gesso so I could water wash the colors. I used a lot of water and painted blue on the top and green on the bottom.
Next, I wanted clouds. I cut one out from DP-it was the wrong color. I grabbed my handy sponge.
I started sponging blue ink around the cut out & layered -staggered & repeated.
I used a grass stamp & stamped some on the bottom of the canvas.
I had bought some punch out sheets from my Stampin Up Demonstrator last year. She didn't remember the name. I punched everything out & started layering them on my table to get an idea of how I wanted to lay them on the canvas.
I distressed the carriage and horses so they'd show up better. Aren't the trees cute? They were punched out too.
All the pieces were applied to the canvas with mod podge.
At the very end I sprinkled glitter onto the mod podge.
I love how it turned out. My 8 month old Granddaughter is going to love it when she gets a little older.
Fall is in the air! The painters were excited to paint this great 16x20 Social Art-networking Design! The did a fabulous job! They learned how to use their paintbrushes to create thin lines as well as thick ones. Dry-brushing technique. The #2 round brush is perfect for the vines surrounding the bottom of the pumpkins.
We had some first timers and some seasoned painters. Everyone had a great time!
Recycling and creating something new has always been one of my favorite things to do.
The square "shadow box" I've been saving for quite some time and now have forgotten what came in it. It's part of packaging. The initial C I purchased from Joanne's.
The "shadowbox" had a couple of layers in the bottom. Gesso, white acrylic, dry brushed black, titan buff. I used a small round brush to paint in the lines.
The new Premium Acrylic paint leaves behind a satin finish. Really nice.
The background -which is a recycled 16x20 canvas coated in white gesso, was painted with Americana Deep Burgundy. Once dry, I dry brushed some Titan Buff (Premium acrylic) randomly.
I painted the C in black premium acrylic. Glued it to the bottom right corner of the shadowbox with tacky glue.
I used a whie Posca pen to write my favorite verse around the edges of the shadowbox.
I used Tacky glue and hot glue to adhere the flowers. I like to use both. Hot glue helps it sti…